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Sitaram Yechury files plea in Supreme Court to produce detained Kashmir leader Tarigami

An Opposition delegation is expected to visit Srinagar today

By The Telegraph and PTI in New Delhi
  • Published 24.08.19, 3:33 PM
  • Updated 24.08.19, 3:33 PM
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Sitaram Yechury. Telegraph file photo

CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury has filed a writ petition in the Supreme Court for production of party leader Mohammed Yousuf Tarigami, who has been under detention in Jammu and Kashmir since the Centre abrogated provisions of Article 370, the party said on Saturday.

Tarigami, a member of the central committee of the CPM and four-time MLA of the dissolved Jammu and Kashmir Assembly has not been keeping well, party sources said.

The writ petition has been filed under Article 32 of the Constitution, the CPM said.

Yechury had travelled to Srinagar earlier this month to visit Tarigami but was denied entry.

A delegation of Opposition leaders is scheduled to visit Srinagar on Saturday.